Tuesday, September 03, 2013

[Guest Post] Jen from The Nail Polish Project

Good evening everyone,

please welcome Jen from The Nail Polish Project as the very first guest blogger on My Polish Stash. I was so honored when she agreed to do a manicure for my blog. Jen was my very first nail crush when I first started out collecting nail polish and I've adored her nails and manicures ever since.

When the lovely Sabine from My Polish Stash recently invited me to write a guest post for her while she was on holiday and taking a break, I jumped at the opportunity. Sabine and I started blogging around the same time and I absolutely love her blog. Her nails are very similar to mine and we have similar tastes too... I can't count how many times I've seen her post a polish I've just bought or was on the verge of buying!
I wanted to do something special for my guest post so I rolled out my stamping plates....only to stare at them for half an hour without a single idea!  Finally I decided to do a manicure inspired by our countries....nope still nothing came to me.  Ok. what about polishes inspired by our coutries....yes! I can do that.  And this is what I ended up with.

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I used a base of OPI Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine! from the OPI Germany collection as I don't own any German polishes, then I stamped them all using a dense leopard print from Red Angel plate RA-107.  I used stripes of two colours to achieve a semi duochrome finish - Pretty Serious Phantom Planet and Galaxy Invader - both Australian polishes!

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I didn't top coat this manicure once I was done stamping because I really liked the contrast in texture between the glossy base colour and the matte texture of the stamping. I was thrilled with how this came out, it was one of those manicures I just didn't want to take off.

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I hope you all enjoyed my post and thank you to Sabine for having me!

Thank YOU Jen for posting this super pretty manicure and I am sure my readers enjoyed it just as much as I did! I can see why you did not want to take it off :) But I cannot believe you don't own any polishes from good old Germany. If you ever feel the urge to get your hands on some, let me know ;)


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